Richard "Romel" Taylor

Pulaski County Missouri

Jimmy Bench, sheriff

THE SHERIFF'S VIEW

The Sheriff’s View is back by popular demand and we will be releasing information every two weeks to ensure that you are staying up-to-date with what is going on in your county. I have been very busy assisting with a multimillion dollar jail project. This project was made possible by the wonderful voters and taxpayers of Pulaski County. The location of this new facility will be at the old Waynesville Middle School off of Lynn and School Street in downtown Waynesville. The demolition on the existing structure has already begun. Our department is very pleased and looking forward to being in an updated and state of the art facility equipped to service the entire county.

In a joint effort with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the local municipalities we are conducting a Registered Sex Offender compliance check. Every year prior to Halloween we verify all the information that is provided to us including address, registered vehicles and internet information. This is to ensure that all Registered Sex Offenders within the county are compliant and following the procedures surrounding the upcoming holiday. All Registered Sex Offenders are required to avoid Halloween related festivities involving children and are to remain inside their residence between the hours of 5:00pm and 10:30pm. Halloween festivities are highly anticipated and exciting for children and it is important that they remain safe while enjoying the fun. Below are a few tips to ensure that your child stays safe;

• Decorate costumes with reflective tape or bright colors and ensure that masks being worn do not obstruct their view.

• Use glow sticks and flash lights to ensure that children are visible to drivers and when possible children should remain on sidewalks.

• Children under the age of 16 should not be alone without adult supervision, should remain in groups and stick to familiar well light areas.

• Know each jurisdictions times for trick-or-treating festivities and please adhere by those.

• Inspect candy thoroughly for allergens or foreign objects.

As a reminder, drivers should always yield to crossing pedestrians, be vigilant of children darting into the streets and avoid any driving distractions.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing the Sheriff’s View. For additional information that we post daily please see our website www.pcsheriff2.com or our Facebook page.

Your Sheriff,

Jimmy Bench